Scratch nights, Am-Dram and the road to the West End

“Penkhull Paranormal” will be read tonight as part of The Leytonstone Itch event, held at All You Read Is Love, Leytonstone, London. It is at nights like these where stage plays are tried out in front of an audience for the first time. These nights give birth to future works, and I make it an aim to place my material at as many of these types of event as possible.


Though I cannot be there tonight, I am assured that I will receive written (and recorded) feedback. This is invaluable. Hearing the opinions of the audience allows me to get a feel for what does and doesn’t work. Even though I will be sat a few hundred miles away, I shall still be nervous.

It is also a great way of getting my name out, into circles that have similar interests as my own. I am blessed with a relatively unique surname, so hope that it will stick in the minds of some! Events like these, though unpaid are vital to those who wish to pursue a career in writing for the stage. Nobody got anywhere with a play if he or she never handed it over to a group of actors and let them “have at it.”

I await the verdict with baited breath!

There shall be more pieces of mine performed on stage (and on the radio) to come soon.

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